Judicial reform in Brazil

A useful piece by Reuters on Eliana Calmon and her efforts to bring anti-corruption reform to the judiciary in Brazil. This is not to say that the entire judicial system in Brazil is corrupt. Rather, the issue is one of the challenges of what Guillermo O’Donnell called ‘horizontal accountability’ — the effective implementation and action of mutual oversight and checks and balances in a fully functional democracy. It looks different in each country, and Brazil is diligently and very publicly strengthening its horizontal accountability frameworks.

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